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July 9
How to ask a barber to cut the short parts with scissors not clippers? [more inside]
posted by Boxenmacher to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 1:54 PM - 10 answers

At the end of the month, my girlfriend and I are heading to Nova Scotia. We'll be staying with a friend in Pictou for a few days, then renting a car out of New Glasgow and heading off on our own. We have four days (three nights) before we fly out of Halifax...and no plans at all. Where should we go? Recommendations for nature/odd attractions/good food wanted. Particularly lovely towns? Good routes? Places to stay?
posted by neroli to Travel & Transportation at 1:31 PM - 13 answers

My boyfriend drives a lot for work, maybe a couple of hours a day, a few days a week. I'm looking for things that will make his drive more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by brynna to Travel & Transportation at 11:31 AM - 25 answers

My wife is attending a Con in August and we need to make a recurve bow safe for use, but still look like a recurve bow. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 11:08 AM - 16 answers

How do I cut a keyhole slot in this mounted poster in order to hang it flush with my wall? [more inside]
posted by mullacc to Home & Garden at 9:37 AM - 5 answers

Last night, during a fight, my boyfriend accused me of trying to justify domestic violence against him. I feel a bit sick to my stomach, and don't know where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by Ocellar to Human Relations at 8:22 AM - 66 answers

When I was a kid, I read a book about a little girl who was on vacation in the mountains of Vermont with her family. She became friends with flying monsters/dragons/dinosaurs. That's all that I remember!
posted by goethean to Society & Culture at 8:02 AM - 2 answers

I need a fantastically witty but short phrase that plays on some combination of whiskey, aging whiskey, a barrel, manhattans, marriage, and love. [more inside]
posted by tryniti to Food & Drink at 7:27 AM - 13 answers

I work with an adult with disabilities in western Mass. I take him out a few times a week, and we're running out of stuff to do! Can you help us find more things to enjoy? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda to Travel & Transportation at 7:01 AM - 7 answers

What's the best way to cite declassified, partially redacted, government memorandum, using Chicago Manual of Style format? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow to Writing & Language at 6:35 AM - 1 answers

We are going on vacation in October and are having a minor disagreement as to the best way to handle the care of our cat while we're gone. SO thinks we should drop the cat off at his mother's house for the week, I disagree. Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by thereemix to Pets & Animals at 5:37 AM - 34 answers

July 8
I'm late to start investing for retirement (early 30s) and don't know where to begin, other than a vague sense I should invest in mutual funds and maybe bonds and eventually real estate. What do I need to know before putting my money somewhere? [more inside]
posted by three_red_balloons to Work & Money at 7:24 PM - 12 answers

We are curious if anyone has had luck with alternatives to surgery for Cherry Eye in a puppy (he's a maltese, shi tzu mix)? or if no, what we should expect to spend on surgery for the little guy? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 to Pets & Animals at 6:20 PM - 3 answers

So i have a bit of a weird one here. I'm aware that there are speakers that can pair to eachother so you can use two as a stereo sound pair, or just two at once(E.G. jambox mini, beats pill XL). What i'm looking for though, is sort of the reverse. [more inside]
posted by emptythought to Technology at 3:15 PM - 2 answers

Looking for ideas for a name for science fiction convention. This event will cover the full spectrum of the science fiction genre, as well as real space and science stuff, and I'm hoping for a name that is both intriguing and fun. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist to Society & Culture at 3:01 PM - 13 answers

In the case of unpublished historical manuscripts in copyright till 2039 in the UK, where the original author is long dead and there is no designated copyright holder, how does copyright work once you get down a generation or two and have multiple heirs of seemingly equal standing? (eg. several grandchildren or multiple great nieces and nephews) Must everyone be consulted and agree, or if a will never mentioned the manuscript but left everything to a given child or even a non-family member, do only their heirs count and not the other grandkids etc? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft to Law & Government at 2:41 PM - 3 answers

I'm hosting a Mildred Pierce (the movie, not the series) viewing party on an upcoming summer evening and want to make snacks and a pitcher of summer drinks appropriate to the movie. What should I make? Assume 12ish people coming, 1.5 hours to make drinks and food (+ prep time the night before). [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns to Food & Drink at 12:58 PM - 15 answers

Why would a former quasi-tenant address a package to an erroneous address and write my address as his own? This package just got "returned to sender" and he hasn't lived here in 7 months! Should we be worried? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba to Law & Government at 12:36 PM - 27 answers

Can anyone suggest a good service to store data offsite, for long-term secure storage? This is as opposed to, say, minute-to-minute backups of your hard drive. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 to Computers & Internet at 12:13 PM - 8 answers

Is it worth making the investment of minor repairs on a 2011 Volvo XC90 AWD that's being traded in for a 2014 Mini Countryman S All4 when I already have a quoted range for the trade-in price from the Mini dealer? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb to Travel & Transportation at 12:11 PM - 5 answers

This is possibly a silly question, but are there any precautions I should take when moving my Soda Stream machine across country? [more inside]
posted by bluloo to Travel & Transportation at 12:08 PM - 6 answers

Help me figure out how to get the labels I need on the data points in a fairly simple Y vs. X chart. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to Computers & Internet at 11:35 AM - 14 answers

"You're not in traffic, you are traffic" and "Prohibition isn't regulation. It's the absence of regulation" are two phrases I've come across that pithily, quickly and directly sum up some situation. They help flip the usual terms of the discussion around, and provide insight. Do you know more?
posted by the man of twists and turns to Writing & Language at 10:50 AM - 46 answers

I'd like to get a thank-you gift for someone who likes chess (probably a book but I'd be open to other suggestions). I don't know anything about chess; what should I get him? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation at 9:44 AM - 13 answers

It’s been a stressful year thus far and I really need to get away for a few days, but alas, none of my friends are available for a trip right now. I’d love to go somewhere in mid/late August. I have a bunch of requirements, of course! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue to Travel & Transportation at 8:58 AM - 12 answers

My wife will not stop questioning me about a horrible incident from my past. I've answered her questions already, but she doesn't like me asking to not talk about it. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by yasp to Human Relations at 7:23 AM - 107 answers

I have three vertical iPhone videos, each a few seconds long. I need to combine them into one video with the three clips arranged side by side, with no gaps in between, in the quickest and easiest way possible. [more inside]
posted by Behemoth to Computers & Internet at 7:21 AM - 3 answers

Short version: new coworker stands in my doorway not saying a word while I am at my computer until I notice him and another coworker bangs on doorway while barging in. Can I do anything about these two? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr to Human Relations at 6:17 AM - 25 answers

Give your best strategies, tips, software, etc to whittle down a ton of pictures to reasonable, shareable amount. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv to Media & Arts at 5:58 AM - 5 answers

I saw a video a while ago of a cool and unsettling performance, and I don't know how to find it again. Two musicians are wearing nerve-stimulating things around their wrists, which is moving their muscles involuntarily, playing a piece of music in perfect unison. [more inside]
posted by flora to Media & Arts at 3:05 AM - 2 answers

July 7
Should I try to get my money back from the arborist? [more inside]
posted by Poldo to Home & Garden at 10:28 PM - 11 answers

So I've been pecking away at a book for a while, encountering the typical novice writer issue of not getting past 100 pages or so before things start to stall. Can you help me figure out who my heroes will do battle with? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian to Writing & Language at 5:55 PM - 16 answers

First a plague of moths, now some kind of flying ...beetle? What is this miserable bug? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse to Home & Garden at 2:40 PM - 12 answers

If "art for art's sake" is "ars gratia artis", what would be the Latin translation of "fear for fear's sake"?
posted by Tom-B to Writing & Language at 2:09 PM - 4 answers

I am developing a line of clothing that, besides selling publicly, I would like to sell to hotel and resort chains. They would take of my brand's label and use their own. As there doesn't seem to be any industry event that are clothing oriented, what industry events would I attend or where would I find buyers to make this happen.
posted by goalyeehah to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 12:36 PM - 4 answers

I am struggling with back aches when I'm trying to sleep. I think it has something to do with my sleeping partner weighing about 60lbs more than me. What are the possible solutions - both short term (mattress toppers, etc.) and long term (new mattress)? [more inside]
posted by misskaz to Home & Garden at 12:08 PM - 20 answers

In the Orange Juice song, Blue Boy, the lyrics go: "He wasn't listening to her lying tongue. He was listening to the words being sung by the blue boy". Who is the Blue Boy? [more inside]
posted by goml to Media & Arts at 11:18 AM - 6 answers

I have thousands of records of variable length from which I need to remove the last four digits. This seems like it should be an easy job for Python, but I keep hitting a wall. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver to Computers & Internet at 11:13 AM - 12 answers

A group of 10 of us would like to celebrate a dear friend of ours before he gets married, and we're meeting in the Los Angeles area for a bachelor party. We're all students, or recently graduated, and so we're trying to limit the cost to $500. What are some affordable activities that we can do around the LA area that would be super fun? Are there any notable activities close to the coast (Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, etc)? Thank you for all the help! [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide to Society & Culture at 11:08 AM - 12 answers

What are the best benchmark foods or drinks to use to test out a new restaurant or bar? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast to Food & Drink at 10:54 AM - 35 answers